In her book, 'Domestic Revolution,' Ruth Goodman proposes that a seemingly small change in the way Victorian households fired up their iron range (from wood to coal) fundamentally altered not just our domestic comforts, but our entire world. This domestic demand for more coal led to the expansion of mining, engineering, construction, and industry, kick-starting, pushing, and fueling the Industrial Revolution. Similarly, small shifts in our day-to-day practices can trigger something big, something unprecedented--something that spreads across the globe and revolutionizes the way we live.
Almost every suburban homes have a unique living space: the patio. This space continues to be at the center of legal controversies and neighborhood disputes, as it occupies the ambiguous space between indoor and outdoor, private and public. Even though patio has the potential to embrace both the indoor and outdoor activities, it often finds itself in neglect in many suburban homes. How can we revolutionize this ubiquitous program through an intervention?
For this competition, entrants are encouraged to envision an installation that can make a big impact in the way we use patio. Can this seemingly small part of the house change the way we live? Perhaps we have not discovered the full potential to utilize such a complex intersection of social boundaries. Your solution should be innovative, feasible, and have the potential to create positive change when replicated on a larger scale.
The competition is open to all. No professional qualification is required. All submissions must be entered on Arch Hive website. Correspondence with organizers must be conducted in English; All information submitted by participants must be in English. Design proposals can be developed individually.
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Architect at Henriquez Partners Harvard GSD
Mark is committed to the exploration of visual compositions and spatial experiences using digital tools. In addition to his architectural training, he has a background in oil painting and building envelope consulting. Having participated in and won multiple design competitions in his time as a student, he is keenly aware of - and always challenging - the boundary between virtual architecture and built architecture. Mark is currently an architectural designer at Henriquez Partners Architects in Vancouver. He Holds a Master of Architecture from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor of Architectural Studies from the University of Waterloo.
Designer at Herzog and de Meuron
Jinsu Park is an architectural designer currently working in Switzerland with previous work experience in S. Korea, USA, Canada and Japan. He has obtained his Bachelor's in Architectural Studies at the University of Waterloo in Canada and is in the process of obtaining his Master's of Science in Architecture at the Mendrisio Academy of Architecture in Switzerland. Jinsu has an interest in human scale design and the vernacular of different regions all over world. His work has been exhibited globally including in Canada, Japan and most recently at the 17th Venice Architectural Biennale in 2021.
Principal - Head of Design at Odami
Michael Fohring is a co-founder of Odami, a Toronto-based design studio. The studio’s work ranges from architectural design to interiors, furniture, and small objects, and has won local and international awards, including the Designlines Designer of the Year, an AN Interior Award, and a Canadian Interiors Award. Through challenging the conventions of typology and traditional building techniques, the studio’s focus is to produce work which is highly contextual and well-crafted, yet playful and unexpected. Prior to starting Odami, Michael worked in architectural offices in Montreal, Toronto, and Austria. In addition to the work of the studio, Michael has maintained a regular role as a sessional instructor since 2017, teaching at both the Toronto Metropolitan University School of Interior Design and the University of Waterloo School of Architecture. Michael completed his B.Sc.Arch and M.Arch degrees at McGill University in Montreal, where he was named to the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Honour Roll, and was awarded the AIA Henry Adams Medal and the RAIC Student Medal. Michael was also named amongst 30 international designers under 30 in 2018, awarded by the New York City-based One Club for Creativity.
Principal - Head of Design at ODAMI
Arancha González Bernardo (B.Sc.Arch, M.Arch: ETSAC, A Coruña, Spain; BCIN) is a Spanish architect and co-founder of Odami, an architectural and design firm based out of Toronto, Canada. Founded in 2017, the studio focuses on residential and commercial projects, supplemented with material experimentation and furniture and object design. Prior to co-founding Odami, Arancha worked in offices in Spain, Austria, and Canada, collaborating on projects in cities across Europe and North America. Arancha completed her studies in Architecture at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura in La Coruña, Spain, with a specialty in Theory and Design. In addition to Odami, Arancha is a Sessional Lecturer at the School of Interior Design of the Toronto Metropolitan University.
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Will you publish the best projects in any international architectural resources/web-sites/blogs, if so which are they?
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